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How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed
How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed
Paperback      ISBN: 0060975407
Hailed by feminists as one of the most important contributions to women's studies in the last decade, this gripping, beautifully written account describes the daily struggles of women under the Marxist regime in the former republic of Yugoslavia.
Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
Paperback      ISBN: 067972463x
Through the eyes of Miss Toklas, Gertrude Stein reviews both of their lives before their meeting and during their years of companionship
A Doll's House
A Doll's House
Paperback      ISBN: 0486270629
Ibsen's best-known play displays his genius for realistic prose drama. An expression of women's rights, the play climaxes when the central character, Nora, rejects a smothering marriage and life in "a doll's house."
Women's Reality: An Emerging Female System in a White Male Society
Women's Reality
An Emerging Female System in a White Male Society
Paperback      ISBN: 0062507702
Defines the Female System as an emerging reality--a system in which women are valued, first-class citizens. Now with a new foreword by Carol S. Pearson.
The Sphinx in the City: Urban Life, the Control of Disorder, and Women
The Sphinx in the City
Urban Life, the Control of Disorder, and Women
Paperback      ISBN: 0520078640
Elizabeth Wilson's elegant, provocative, and scholarly study uses fiction, essays, film, and art, as well as history and sociology, to look at some of the world's greatest cities—London, Paris, Moscow, New York, Chicago, Lusaka, and São Paulo—and presents a powerful critique of utopian planning, anti-urbanism, postmodernism, and traditional architecture. For women the city offers freedom, including sexual freedom, but also new dangers. Planners and reformers have repeatedly attempted to regulate women—and the working class and ethnic minorities—by means of grandiose, utopian plans, nearly destroying the richness of urban culture. City centers have become uninhabited business districts, the countryside suburbanized. There is danger without pleasure, consumerism without choice, safety without stimulation. What is needed is a new understanding of city life and Wilson gives us an intriguing introduction to what this might be.
Beyond God the Father: Toward a Philosophy of Women's Liberation
Beyond God the Father
Toward a Philosophy of Women's Liberation
Paperback      ISBN: 0807015032
The author presents the women's liberation movement as a spiritual revolution that can stimulate a universal human transformation. Bibliogs
Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow: Black Women, Work, and the Family from Slavery to the Present
Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow
Black Women, Work, and the Family from Slavery to the Present
Paperback      ISBN: 0394745361
An historical study of the roles of Black women examines the weight of racial prejudice and sexual discrimination on the dual responsibilities of Black women as bread winners and guardians of family and community stability
To the Storm: The Odyssey of a Revolutionary Chinese Woman
To the Storm
The Odyssey of a Revolutionary Chinese Woman
Paperback      ISBN: 0520060296
To the Storm by Yue Daiyun and Carolyn Wakeman is the fascinating story of Yue Daiyun, a faculty member at Beijing University. Yue Daiyun was a revolutionary from her early school days. She had been a child during the anti-Japanese war and hated the Guomundang. Accepted as a student at Beida in 1948, she joined the Communist Party's underground Democratic youth League and became a Party member the following year and helped with the Liberation of Beijing. While a student at Beida, she served as a delegate at the Prague 2nd World Student Congress in 1950 and worked in the countryside on land reform in 1951-52. Then she graduated from Beida and became a faculty member in the literature department. She married her husband, Lao Tang, the day after their graduation. He obtained a faculty position in the philosophy department. Both were loyal to Chairman Mao and the goals of the Revolution. Their lives went smoothly for several years until 1958. Yue Daiyun taught Chinese literature and took part in many activities on campus. She read many Western books and supported the formation of a new literary magazine on campus. This eventually brought her into conflict with the authorities and the beginning of two decades of problems and persecution for her and her family. The Party had encouraged openness and criticism of its mistakes and deficiencies in the system. Yue Daiyun had taken part in the discussions, believing that she was helping to build a better China. Summoned to a meeting at her department one day, she was denounced as a rightist. She did not understand what she did wrong, but she was quickly relieved of her teaching duties and sent to the countryside to work and live with the peasants for two years. This was the first of her suspensions from teaching. Both Yue Daiyun and her husband, Lao Tang, were caught up in the persecution and violence of the Cultural Revolution. They had spent two years at a cadre school in Liyouhoz and when they returned to Beijing, Lao Tang was selected to work on a special task force called Liang Xaio. This brought Lao Tang and the group into close association with Jiang Qing and the Gang of Four. When the Gang of Four was arrested, Lao Tang suffered through a year long investigation before being cleared. Throughout this time their family suffered from the persecution of others. In the end, the authorities admitted that they were wrong in their case against her and reinstated her Party membership. In this interesting autobiography, Yue Daiyun tells her story of the life she and her family lived during these somewhat violent and terror-filled years in China.
Women of the Celts
Women of the Celts
Paperback      ISBN: 0892811501
Historian Markale takes us deep into a mythical world where both man and woman become whole by realizing the feminine principle in its entirety. The author explores the rich heritage of Celtic women in history, myth, and ritual, showing how these traditions compare to modern attitudes toward women.
The Female Frontier: A Comparative View of Women on the Prairie and the Plains
The Female Frontier
A Comparative View of Women on the Prairie and the Plains
Paperback      ISBN: 0700604243